The Teaching and Learning Center (TLC) is located on the first floor, front left, of the Learning Resource Center. The TLC is OCTC's free academic support center. The TLC offers a variety of services and programs to help you succeed on your educational journey.
Contact us at (270) 852-8964.
Sherry Lee - Instructional Specialist
Phone: 270/686-4535 | Email: email@example.com
1976 - Bachelor of Science, Math, Kentucky Wesleyan College, Owensboro, KY
The TLC is open from Monday through Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Fridays from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.**
We offer the following services:
**Hours vary between semesters. Contact us for more information.
We offer a variety of free services and programs, including:
We have 12 Internet accessible computers that you can use.
The Teaching and Learning Center's Mission is:
The Teaching and Learning Center's Goals are:
History of the TLC
Phase I: In August 1986, Owensboro Community and Technical College opened its doors as Owensboro Community College in Owensboro, KY. Temporarily, the college located at 9th and Frederica Streets. Simultaneously, the school's Learning Assistance Department (reading and learning assistance) opened the Learning Skills Center (LSC). Faculty member and LSC coordinator Sally Lake established the center with only one other staff member, Lisa Dickens. The two hard workers stayed day and night, creating the center and providing students with study skills, reading assistance, critical thinking aid, tutorials on videos, tutorials on cassettes, 4" floppy disk programs, floppy A programs, touch screens, and placement testing.
Phase II: In January 1989, when the college moved to its permanent residence at 4800 New Hartford Road, Owensboro, KY, the Learning Skills Center followed, moving into the Learning Resource Center Building (library). Over the years, as the college grew, so did the LSC. The staff grew to four. Technology changed and grew. The LSC continued to offer videos, programs on cassettes, books, and the latest in computer aided assistance. One-on-one and group tutoring continued, as did placement testing. Due to the growth of the college, Professor Lake moved into full-time coordination of the college's reading program.
Phase III: Since the Center had outgrown its environs, the LSC moved to the Campus Center Building.
In Fall 2000, new coordinator Judy Coomes came on board. At the same time, the Center
changed its name to the Teaching and Learning Center (TLC) to reflect its role with
faculty and students. The TLC operated with a coordinator and two Instructional Specialists,
student tutors, and faculty volunteers. All staff members tutor in their specialized
areas. Already a centerpiece of student activity, the Campus Center provided wider
student access. In addition, with placement testing, registration, counseling, and
the bookstore located in the same building, students had one-stop shopping.
Scattered around the room were small round study/tutoring tables, twelve computer stations, which gave students access to the internet, as well as the TLC's computer assisted programs, and resource materials to assist in their work.
Phase IV: In Fall 2008, the Teaching and Learning Center was relocated to the first floor, back left side, of the library where it continues to grow and operate today. No longer conducting COMPASS Testing, the TLC supports students involved in the retesting process by enrolling and assisting students in SkillsTutor, an online tutorial program. The TLCs services have expanded to include tutoring in multiple areas, employing all medical tutors, online proctoring, IC3 testing, workshops, GEN100 presentations, and one-on-one study skills support.
The Teaching and Learning Center's Proctored Exam Services
The TLC and Cyber Center administer proctored exams Monday through Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., with evening availability during mid-term and finals weeks.
Students should adhere to KCTCS Assessment Centers rules and procedures.
You may schedule your proctored exam here. Please contact the Teaching and Learning Center Staff at (270) 852-8964 for personal assistance in scheduling proctored exams.
Our tutors help to reinforce class material, explaining it in one-on-one and group sessions. High demand areas include math, English, computer, and medical programs, such as nursing and radiography.Tutoring, based on requested areas, extends beyond these subjects too. Tutors review writing assignments, help you create good study habits, identify your learning style, help you overcome obstacles such as text anxiety, improve time management, evaluate test-taking skills, and assist with computer needs.
The Teaching and Learning Center offers free tutoring to OCTC students. We have a full-time staff along with peer tutors. We offer support in a variety of areas. See our tutoring schedule for subjects, time, and availability.
Q: When should you seek a tutor?
A: Come to the TLC:
If you are having difficulty understanding lectures
If you are falling behind in class
If you are performing poorly on tests
If you want or need help with study skills
If you want or need help preparing for a test
If you are having trouble with homework assignments
If you are having difficulty understanding how to make a writing outline
If you are having problems writing a paper
If you are having problems understanding how to do research
If you don't understand how to use a computer
If you are having problems with organization
Q: What do we tutor?
A: We always offer support in math, English, writing, computers, learning strategies, test taking skills, and critical thinking skills . However, other areas, such as chemistry, physics, and biology, vary by student tutors abilities and semester. Meet this semesters tutors and check out our tutoring schedule.
Q: When do we tutor?
A: Tutoring for math and computers is available on a walk-in basis. We encourage appointments for help with writing.
Q: How long do we tutor?
A: Tutors may work with one student for no more than two hours in a single session.
Q: Do you need an appointment or can you walk in for assistance?
A: Math and computer assistance is available on a walk-in basis. Writing, study skills, and other support areas require an appointment.
Q: What should you bring to tutoring?
A: You will need to bring: